MONDAY | FEB 19 | 4PM | AB100

“How Civic Health Can Benefit Urban Planning” is the topic of the College of Architecture and Planning’s guest lecture set for 4 p.m. Feb. 19 in AB 100.

Megan Gulla, director of public engagement and outreach at CivicLex, is the guest speaker. She will introduce CivicLex’s unique approach to local civic engagement in Lexington, Ky. Four recent projects related to city planning will be discussed, with details about their scope, public engagement processes, and outcomes. The lecture will conclude with ways other communities can incorporate CivicLex’s framework in their own public engagement work between residents and the local government.

Ms. Gulla has a strong interest in how individuals at the local level can shape change in the communities in which they live. Megan is a University of Kentucky graduate and works extensively with current UK students and Lexington residents on the intersection of place, education, public policy, and journalism.

Learning objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of civic health
  • Learn about local efforts in Lexington to address civic health
  • Understand how these strategies can be applied to urban planning issues
  • Learn how these concepts can be applied in other communities


ECAP lectures are free and open to the public. For more information email